Federal Judge: Mt. Soledad Cross Must Come Down

Mount Soledad Cross Controversy.jpgFox News – by Todd Starnes

A cross atop Mount Soledad in California is an unconstitutional religious display on government land and must come down, a federal judge in San Diego ruled late Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Larry Burns ordered the cross, which honors veterans, must be removed within 90 days — a decision that could result in the case being sent back to the U.S. Supreme Court. Burns immediately stayed his order pending an expected appeal. 

The original lawsuit was filed in 2006 by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the Jewish Veterans of the United States of American and several other Southern California residents.

“We support the government paying tribute to those who served bravely in our country’s armed forces,” the ACLU’s Daniel Mach, said in a statement to the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper. “But we should honor all of our heroes under one flag, not just one particular religious symbol.”

Bruce Bailey, president of the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association, expressed disappointment in the ruling.

“It is unfortunate that the Ninth Circuit left the judge no choice but to order the tearing down of the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Cross,” Bailey told Fox News.  “However, we are grateful for the judge’s stay that gives us an opportunity to fight this all the way to the Supreme Court.”

Hiram Sasser, director of litigation for Liberty Institute, said in a statement to Fox News that they will continue to “fight for this memorial and the selfless sacrifice and service of all the millions of veterans it represents; it is the least we can do for those who gave so much to us all.”


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9 thoughts on “Federal Judge: Mt. Soledad Cross Must Come Down

  1. They should fight the take-down ruling on its landmark status rather than religious reasons.

    Religious icon or not, it’s been there long enough to qualify, and if this cross is taken down, I guess all those crosses in Arlington Cemetery will be next to go.

    Rest assured that the Jews will never stop attacking Christianity, as they haven’t let up for 2000 years.

    1. You got a point there dig… I’m sure it won’t be long… And i’m sure when they do, the stupid population will just stand there with there thumb up there a-s and that stoned look on there face…. My quote for today is What a fn joke…

  2. Take a cross down.. but it’s ok to put up a 40 foot menorah on the white house lawn? that splains a lot about who runs amerika!

  3. The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that comprise the Bill of Rights
    NOW LISTEN UP YOU BLACK DRESS WEARING TRANNY’S How hard is it to understand this simple concise paragraph. Steve

    1. I’m sure those “Black dress wearing Tranny’s” would rather have a statue of Barry being put up in its place for all the sheeple to worship. Similar to Saddam Hussein and North Korea. These bastards will get there’s very soon.

    1. Steve Apple says:

      December 15, 2013 at 8:37 am

      Hey N C
      Thats always been the fkn j-ws M O(method of operation) arm both sides in every conflict,so as to PROFIT regardless of who the winner is.Then they have their inside guy on both sides of each and every argument to give the illusion of choice always providing only 2 possible answer to any question in debate,you need look no further than these phoney silly assed elections/selections held right here at home.Those of us able to reason always decide on option 3 which is never put on the table and that is why we are here exposing these sons of satan cause we took option 3.

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